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on terror. >>> today republicans will reveal the new pledge to america in sterling, virginia. the gop promises to repeal democrat's health care reform package if it wins back the house in november. >>> barring last-minute action, teresa lewis will be executed tonight in virginia. she pleaded got ordering the murders of her husband and stepson. governor mcdonnell rejected two requests. >>> also today a sit-down meeting between the presumptive next mayor and the school chancellor. kristin fisher is live outside of the wilson building. >> we don't know if we will have a definitive answer as to what will happen with rhee today but at the very least we should be getting some kind of indication as to how their relationship will be progressing in the weeks leading up to november's general election. this has been the dominant issue ever since vince gray won the democratic primary last week. rhee signaled she has no long- term interest in working for gray. one day after his primary victory she called the win devastating for dc school children. that's not the kind of statement you are likely to
in 100 years virginia has executed a woman. teresa lewis died from lethal injection at 9:13. there were no complications. ms. lewis did make a last statement. she said i just want cathy to know i love her and i'm very sorry. >>> metro is getting high marks. metro is much safer than it was a year ago. >> reporter: good news for a change. it was just a few months ago that the national transportation satisfactory board blasted metro for the anemic safety culture th say existed at the time of that deadly crash. now, the ntsb is recognizing them for strides they have made over the last year to improve safety. the chairman of the ntsb said metro is safer now than it was back in 2009. metro has made significant safety improvements in the year following a collision that left nine dead. that the word from the national transportation safety board. >> they have done a lot of learning in the last year plus, and i think that always every organization is going to go through a difficult time after an accident. the question is how you react to that accident and what changes you make. and i believe that
at stories making headlines this morning. a lorton, virginia, community mourning the loss of a young mother and two of her children. they were killed in a house fire yesterday. 24-year-old ally anderson was able to save three of her five kids by lowering them down to her uncle on the ground. >>> theresa lewis will be executed in virginia tonight. the first punishment of this type for a woman in the commonwealth in a century. she was sentenced to death for providing sex and money to two men who killed her husband and her stepson back in october of 2002. so far the governor has decided not to grant clemency. lewis is scheduled to be put to death by ion at 9:00 p.m. at a correctional facility in jarrett. >>> gray and michelle rhee scheduled to meet. it will be a closed discussion at city hall at noon today. gray has said that her future in the position would lie heavily based on this conversation today. >>> 7:16 right now. got some city business. now some business that all of us are going to want to listen to. >> hot and humid. we're going to have to open up the pools again. >> why do they shu
that with a guest from "the washington post." he also plans to meet with local families in richmond, virginia, and iowa, to talk about the economy, and do some more campaigning here at home and washington. on friday, a ceremony for justice elena kagan that the supreme court. speaking of the supreme court's newest justice, "usa today" reports that she first is -- faces the first supreme court test today. where with no law clerks are sectors present, to decide which cases to take up later how they should be resolved. and a first of the private sessions for the new term, which officially begins october 4, they will slip through thousands of appeals filed over the summer to decide which should be job -- granted hearings. the conference room is where all of the most and poor decisions of the most and poor decisions are made and they are made by the nine justices and no one else -- the most important decisions are made and they are made by the nine justices and no one else. many justices speak about how intimidating the first sessions can be. in hawaii justice anthony kennedy says the first confere
on the table. for what purpose does the gentleman from virginia seek recognition? >> mr. speaker, i move to suspend the rules and pass s. 1132. the speaker pro tempore: the clerk will report the title of the bill. the clerk: senate 1132, an act to amend title 18 united states code to improve the provisions relating to carrying concealed weapons by law enforcement officers and for other purposes. the speaker pro tempore: pursuant to the rule, the gentleman from virginia, mr. boucher, and the gentleman from texas, mr. poe, each will control 20 minutes. the chair recognizes the gentleman from virginia. mr. boucher: mr. speaker, i ask unanimous consent that all members have five legislative days to revise and extend their remarks and include extraneous material on the legislation now under consideration. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. boucher: mr. speaker, i yield to myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized for as much time as he may consume. mr. boucher: and i ask unanimous consent to revise and extend my remarks. the speaker p
taking on virginia tech. first quarter boise state, 17-0 lead. nice one in, in the back of the end zone. pretty good. there you go. >> wow, look at that. >> third quarter, virginia tech comes roaring back. tyrod taylor connects with boykin. he eludes tackle, takes it 28 yards for the touchdown. virginia tech goes up 27-26. fourth quarter, virginia is up by four, with time winding down. boise state's moore, 13-yard touch downpass, back in the end zone. boise state winds a child one 33-30. >> so they beat one acc team. and i don't care that they're number ten. are we going to have to hear about boise state now being in the running for the national championship? >> yes. >> because they played one mediocre game? >> yes. >> and it's ridiculous. >> and their schedule is pathetic. >>> it's ridiculous. i'm glad they played virginia tech. play two or three good teams. >> next weekend they play like 15 ranch hands or something. >> i don't understand. why are you so fired up about this? >> well, because, because now i've got to hear people say for the rest of the year, who is boise state? >> who i
from a backyard in irfax, virginia. somebody's backyard. ro the topic of help for small business. small business is the growth engine ofco jobs in this countr. do they get eleaf? in the meantime, seniorhite house correspondent ed henry joins me to talk about taxes, politics, a stubborn economy and an election. ed? >> reporter: rig. as you lay that out, the new development here this morning, this afternoon is that this white house feels that over th weekend it sort of was a boehner blink if you will. the house republican leader sort of shifted his position. he was on cbs yesterday and was basically saying th he could support just moving forward on extending the bush taxuts for the middle class. as you just defined. individuals making $200,000 or less per year. families makes $250,000 oress we are year nap is the. obama position. remember, the president on friday gave republican as push at that news conference here at the white house and basically the middle class hostage. go forward with extending the middle class tax cuts and forget about the tax cuts for the rich. the republicans, lik
. but watch west virginia and connecticut. they'll still be in play. >> they're all dominos. if castle were there, republicans wouldn't have to spend a dime there and they could move it to connecticut. >> and west virginia. >> and to west virginia and to wisconsin. now they're pinned down there, pinned down in nevada in races they should have already put in their winning column. >> still ahead, elizabeth warren will be here. later, former president bill clinton. but first, willie, what do you have next? >>> tina mentioned jon stewart. we'll see jon stewart visiting bill o'reilly last night. they're playing a home and home series. also last night, joaquin phoenix returns to the scene of the crime. 18 months ago he came on bearded and mumbling. cleaned himself up for letterman last night. [ male announcer ] you are a business pro. lord of the carry-on. sovereign of the security line. you never take an upgrade for granted. and you rent from national. because only national lets you choose any car in the aisle. and go. you can even take a full-size or above. and still pay the mid-size price. i d
declared a state in the state and the governor's of virginia and maryland have also declared states of emergency. other atlantic coast states are preparing as well for potential effects from the storm. >>> it is 5:05. it is going to be another warm one around here but it's also a "spare the air" day. let's look at day 2 of the mini heat wave. lawrence? >> kind of nice to have the heat around the bay area. haven't seen much of it all summer long. step out the door right now and those temperatures are already very mild to warm all around the bay area. we have numbers well into the 60s, inland under clear skies. clear as a bell inside the bay and even at the coast, no fog to speak of. that's a good sign that we're headed for another very warm day around the bay area. going to be hot in many spots again inland. probably going to top out about 103 degrees in some of the hottest spots. you get inside the bay, yeah, it's going to be on the warm to hot side, as well. mid-80s to mid-90s in some of the warmer areas. at the coast, head to the beach, probably one of the nicer beach days all sum
the gentleman from virginia rise? >> to address the house for one minute. revise and extend. the speaker pro tempore: without objection, so ordered. mr. moran: mr. speaker, history is instructive on almost every issue we face in this body. today's issue is whether we should take action so that the wealthiest americans don't have to pay at an income tax rate of 39.6%. so let's look back at when they were taxed at that rate during the clinton administration. well, what happened was exactly the opposite of what the republican party predicted would happen. in fact, people at that rate brought home more after-tax income than any time in american history. 22 million new jobs were created and we had record budget surplusings. in fact, at the end -- surpluses. in fact, at the end of this month we were projected to have paid off all of the debt. relieving our children and grandchildren of any of the debt that we would have otherwise burdened them with. alan greenspan was worried we didn't have enough debt, but instead we had a president who came in and in fact one of the very first things he did was
the sound of the black hawk helicopter coming to land at the virginia detention center to take away. but it did not happen. i think a have a couple of additional points to make. number one, the key to doing this in the civilian system is the classified information procedures act. formerly of the eastern district of virginia and some other places as well, they think there is a well-settled practical application that permits the straws to occur in the civilian judicial system. -- permits these trials to occur in the civilian judicial stamsy. the manner in which we have done this has been developed through espionage cases and terrorism cases. you get clear defense council, like ed mcmahon here, a terrorism defendant who has no clearance, and it is unlike a typical the spinoff case and get access to classified material. finally, i would add that cps should be applied flexibly to prevent the trial of these kinds of cases. in the moussaoui case, that came to be applied in permitting substitute testimony for helvellyn -- held enemy combatants abroad. that was allowed to be submitted to the
carolina, maryland and virginia. plus a tropical storm warning just issued for long island, new york. the storm expected to reach north carolina tonight and then head up the east coast. take a look at this picture of earl taken by nasa from the international space station. we will have a live report from north carolina and a full forecast with janice dean, the weather machine, that's all coming up during the show. >> finally the space station is paying off. >> by the way, that's a well defined storm. those things are dangerous. the surfers are out there. they shouldn't be. >> i know. you tell them. less than four hours from now, palestinian president mahmoud abbas and israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu will meet face to face for peace talks in washington, beginning of a year long process. doug lazader joins us from washington, d.c. what kind of start did we get off to yesterday? is there any peace yet? >> well, there's peace at the white house. there will be peace around the table today, let's hope anyway. these talks are going to last a few hours. everyone at this point see
the gentleman from west virginia seek recognition. >> section permission to address the house for five minutes. the speaker pro tempore: without objection. mr. mollohan: i call attention to an issue which threatens the economic viability of many industries and the existence of thousands of jobs in and around the coal fields of our nation. that issue, madam speaker, is the environmental protection agency's proposal to regulate coal ash as a hazardous material. over the past two years, madam speaker, the e.p.a. has peppered the federal government with the federal docket with a myriad of proposed rules and undertaken aggressive, zealous enforcement action targeted at industries in ap lashian -- ap latch chan states. that fuels this nation's energy needs. in its latest round of regulatory bravado, they imposed additional regulation on coal combustion products, fly ash. under subtitle c of the resource recovery and con servings act. i'm speaking today in opposition to the e.p.a.'s extreme and burdensome rule making options to regulate fly ash under subtitle c. this rule would unnecessarily jeopardi
to the tip of virginia there. 1- to 3-foot higher than average tide could be possible, just until 6:00 a.m. tomorrow morning. that is when the advisory will be lifted. we'll talk about more of this in your complete updated five- day forecast coming up in a few moments. back inside. >> first warning weather coverage continues with adam may, live in ocean city, with big precautions already in effect there. adam? >> reporter: certainly, a lot of precautions now, denise. a lot of the businesses have packed up their outdoor belongings. also, at 1:00 this afternoon, the beach patrol ordered all swimmers out of the water. but if you look back here right now, you might see there are still people in the water. those are surfers. the beach patrol says it is safe for surfers right now. and here's why. >> that's what we wait for. >> this morning, it was a little overhead. and kind of dumpy over here. so kind of waiting for the tide to fill in. and we're trying it again now. >> it's fast. >> experienced watermen. they use the rip currents to help them get out through the waves. >> usually with hurric
that this id s noa bad college town to rire in. harrisonburg, virginia, home of james madison university which beat virginia tech this weekend not that we're taking notice of that or i am. thanks for joining us, amanda. i wanted to ask you, in trms ofs these college towns, you picked the best college towns to retire in. how did you arrive at othis? there are lots of llege towns. >> sure. these coege towns have the traditional traits that retirees yook for, low taxes, affordable housing, good health care. on top of that each local college or university has a specific program that allows retirees to go back to school, to take courses in everything from the arts, language, literature, history. so seniors love these. they are using the courses to fill in the gaps from their education, from their undergraduate years. >> more than being on the golf course. >> exactly. you can't golf every y. >> as candy put it lots of keggers. let's get to the top five. starting at number five, let's put that on screen, bellingham, washington, 80,000, home of western washington university. why there? >> well, this
for a tuesday showdown when there will be republican opposition. west virginia, next. west virginia, next. caller: i think stephen colbert is an american and he has a right to say what he wants to say. that is how the man gets his views across. host: the fact that he is a celebrity -- caller: why shouldn't he? we say what we want to said. why can he say what he wants to say? host: people talked about his qualifications and talking about this issue. caller: that is how he gets what you want to say across. if you watch his show, which i do, him and jon stewart bring things to the forefront. they do it in a comical way. many people don't get it. we are all going to get a lot of field jaws because republicans are leading us down that path. there is such a gap between poor people and rich people is that we will need those jobs and fighting immigrants for those jobs if large class people don't wake up and vote. wake up and vote. host: new york , our republican line per caller: good morning. celebritiesk that should be in position to make comments all over the place. i believe that we are in thi
. had he been in the eastern division of virginia and convicted of those same offenses, i suspect he could be doing 20 to life. the sentence would have been completely different. it's ironic when you look at the outcome of the few cases that have been through the military system and compare them to the outcomes in our court. i have many, many defendant who are serving many sentences in cases that didn't involve actual violence other than they were shooting r.p.g.s or other dangerous weapons over in pakistan. it's interesting when you think about it. i think the perception of the two systems have become warped. no terrorism defendant in the modern times ever got a death sentence either. the embassy bombing there's not been that when he's fighting against the tide. >> someone acquited a trial a civilian or military trial could still be detain on a military rationale. there are supreme court precedents that say there's no due process for detaining someone after acquital. if there's an independent bases for danger or something like that. i don't believe in any of those cases the executiv
one -- virginia and maryland. then you have democrats that face tougher calls. chett edwards faces a tough race. these are members represent conservative districts. this may not be the year for them to save their seats. host: what will be the game plan for the white house to save the majority in the house? guest: to be very cold-blooded in their a look and where they need to invest in these races. decide where their money can make a difference. host: will the president be campaigning for individual candidates? will he stay clear and fund- raiser for them instead? what will he do? guest: i think you'll see president obama heading up the new york checkbox pretty soon. he will head up the los angeles checkbox. -- checkbooks. many of the conservative democrats -- and democrats in conservative districts, do not want to have the present campaign for them. the individualize their races. the distance themselves from the national party. host: the first lady is going to spend some of her political capital and carefully stepped into the campaign season. where do you expect to see her? guest:
lieutenant in the u.s. army in 1902, following his graduation from the virginia military institute. he quickly rose through the ranks and was appointed chief of staff of the army in 1939 by president frankly roosevelt. marshall inherited an army on the cusp of a second world war and oversaw the largest military expansion in u.s. history. in 1944, he became the first american general to be promoted to a five-star rank. the newly created general of the army. marshall resigned his post of chief of staff of the army in 1945 and devoted himself to international security and peace. between 1945 and 1946 he served as the envoy for president truman in china to peacefully resolve a conflict between the nationalists and the communists. president truman appointed him as secretary of state in 1947 where he oversaw the marshall plan, the $13 billion economic recovery plan that was instrumental in the rebuilding of europe. for his efforts, marshall seen the nobel peace prize. he retired from the state department in 1949 and became the president of the american red cross. in 1950 president truman app
a letter from fraesh man democratic congressman from virginia who collected over 30 signatures from other moderate democrats who want to preserve -- >> that's congressman nye who is in a fight for his political life. >> i believe so, yes. trying to get him on the show. this is including the upper bracket earners included in this. pelosi does not seem to be bundling on this, insisting the cuts should only remain for the middle class. >> it's fair to say you're not open for that one to two-year extension compromise? >> not for the wealthy, no. that's my position. again, we listen to our members. i think the president gave us exactly what we needed, clarity. and the public is with the president. >> all right. >> she can take that position if she wants, pat. but if you're congressman nye or pair ehlo or from the south tore midwest, you're a lot closer to peter orszag's position which is extend them for two years while the economy is bad. that's keynesian economics by the way and let them expire two years from now. >> and suppose she succeeds in having only extended for the middle tax cuts and
mentioned the tornado watch. we do have a tornado warning just south of virginia beach there. just south into the norfolk area. also watching a flash flood warning around the d.c. area, already getting reports of roads with water covering them. that will be the problem in the big cities. our computers are forecasting as much as five inches of rain in the cities, especially north and west of new york and fimly, could be as much as six inches of rain in the next day or two. airports are going to be a big, big problem during the day high wind warning in effect for new york city. you get the general idea, probably the worse weather we've seen in the last few months. tomorrow morning still with us, but ending tomorrow afternoon is when the storm system will finally move out. give yourself extra time today. if you're heading the the airports, call ahead to see if your flight has been canceled or delayed. you're watching "morning joe" brewed by starbucks. maybe you want school kids to have more exposure to the arts. maybe you want to provide meals for the needy. or maybe you want to help when t
on the political ticker yet. talk about west virginia and the senate race there. this was the seat long held by the -- robert byrd who died earlier this year. freedom works, it's a conservative group, a grassroots organization that has provided a lot of the organization behind the tea party movement. i spoke to a couple of the people at freedom works today. they're going to get involved in the race and help with get out the vote efforts in west virginia. they think this is a seat they can grab back in the special election come november from the democrats. that's what i got. mark preston has a lot more. >> a lot of talk about the midterm elections. was the white house engaged in the elections, were they not? clearly the president and the vice president is this week. in fact, president obama is in philadelphia. he's raising money for democrats today. vice president biden is in ohio. on wednesday president obama goes to new york city for the u.n. general assembly but will also raise money for house and senate democrats. biden in massachusetts, maryland and florida over the next few days all rai
along the east coast as hurricane earl bears down on virginia, the weakened but still dangerous storm bringing fierce winds and rain to north carolina overnight, emergency crews are assessing damage now to beaches, homes, roadways. jon that are serrie is in kill devil, north saeurz. jenna: first the national hurricane center putting out a new advisory on earl. janice tkao*pb has that in her hands. what do we know? >> reporter: i just had my producer on the phone, it literally came in sounds ago at the top of 11:00. here's the latest. it's down to a category one storm, a category one, 85-mile an hour sustained winds, north, northeast at 20 miles an hour. it's being influenced by a trough that's eventually going to bring us beautiful weather once the trough moves through the southeast but it's also going to pick this storm and move it eastward, so that's the news flash that we have, down to a cat one, but feeling the effects of the hurricane across the coast, dell mar -- dell mar and through the out you are bands right here, still looking for the potential for st-rpl surge from a hurric
. alexandria, virginia. democrats line. you are on. go ahead, please. ellis, speak up or we have to move on. caller: i am speaking up. host: what do you have to say? caller: nobody should be too big to fail. host: de have anything more to add? caller: the reason i think these people should be allowed to fail is because already the government has already bailed them out. and at this point, we are still working on bailing them out, yet they don't seem to be helping anybody else out here in this economy right now. and they are actively lobbying right now in congress to try to get to -- republicans get back to office. part of this deal. it is all partisan. and it is all about politics. and what is going to come down to in the end is they say they don't want it to be failing -- ok, the republicans don't, but yet the democrats are saying they are trying to restrict this now so nobody can be too big to fail. and what we will end up is these big companies are going to get their money back, they will all buy into their way and they will -- obviously what we are looking at, where we were before. then
representing virginia. thank you for joining us. guest: vermont. host: did i say virginia? excuse me. huge difference. you are having a meeting with senator dick durbin and the fed chairman ben bernanke to talk about the implementation. tell me about your meeting. guest: the rulemaking process by which we are going to implement the credit card provisions that were in the wall street reform act. the chairman has met with a visa and master card, the fed has met with the big banks. and senator dick durbin and i, the principal authors of the credit card reform provisions in the wall street though, want to meet on behalf of consumers and merchants. basically what the wall street reform bill did with credit cards is try to help our merchants, who were getting hammered with the highest credit card transaction fees in the world. they pay about $50 billion a year. a lot of folks don't know this, but if you go and use your credit card -- of course, they are important and good for the economy. a secure transaction for the merchant. good for the consumer. but the charges that the monopolies impose are
that is from tuesday. virginia. brian, republican. go ahead. caller: first-time caller. i would like to comment a little bit about congress. i have listened to a couple of the comments made this morning. the problem we have right now is that republicans and democrats cannot get together on any issue that we have relating to this country. it is a shame that they can't do that. and i think that this health care reform that they have passed, that the democrats have passed, has really affected our country and has affected me also as a citizen. it because i am a police officer. -- because i am a police officer, and just this year alone might premiums, ever since they passed the health care plan, my premiums have gone up twice. actually talking about going up again in -- where it. costs -- going up begin in january. this is the biggest reason premiums i have never had and i have been a lot enforcement 22 years. it's, you work for the city? is it -- host: do you work for the city? is it the city paying less or the premiums going up to the cause has increased to both? caller: well, the blue cross and b
. this is wre democrats did well in the last two cycles. we saw this in northern virginia, suburbs outside philadelphia, outside of las vegas and phoenix, even, this is where democrats we able to win over voters with a common sense kind of agenda, practic approach to making the middle- class better. what we found is a lot of residents there are falling on tough times and switching their loyalties. they are not necessarily tea party people, so they are not angry -- i talked to about two dozen residents of the subdivision who were political independents, and they did not say anything hateful about the president or that they were voting the tea party but they were critical of the president. it's good he said they were not tea party identifiers. -- host: yu said that they are concerned about everyday issues that affect their lives. how important of the suburbs or this area of this country -- not urban america or rural america, more of a middle-class enclave. guest: it is critical for both parties. it is where the growth is. not necessarily the closed in suburbs that have been established for a
the elections? virginia write, depends on how smart or stupid people are. if they're smart, the increase in poverty levels will create a corresponding increase of votes for the democrats. why anyone poor would vote republican is beyond me. missy writes it doesn't matter if democrats are at fault or not, they're the party in power. the nation looks to them for solutions. when they fail to address the very real problems this country has they deserve all the blame that is heaped upon them. joe writes, hard to say how it will affect the elections. it does indicate how effective the emfa service preventing the transfer of wealth from the rich to the poor has been. the rich are assuccumulating al the wealth. mike writes, the only group people can turn to if they are fed up with the status quo is the tea party. it's very possible people are voting for the tea party candidates simply out of frustration, not knowing what the group really stands for. she writes from arizona, it will probably be bad for the democrats as there are so many voters out there with short-term memory loss who don't rememb
's moving up to the north to virginia, merchandise, and all the way up into the northeast later today. welcome to willie -- can i call it morning willie at this point? >> yeah. you've been here so long. >> joe and mika have one more day off. heading into the weekend, luckily, chris jansing is here to save us. >> as good as you get? sorry about that! >> we have a great panel with us. andrew ross sorkin. mike crowley is here from "time" magazine and joining us political reporter bob costa. aever also from washington, d.c., sam stein. the average age on the set right now, 17 years old. >> they asked where are the grown-ups. i'm it. >> we have a lot to talk about this morning but the headline, chris, hurricane earl. >> what a mess is out out there. hurricane earl is racing up the east coast after lashing eastern north carolina with severe rain and powerful winds this morning. for more on how the northeast is preparing for the storm we turn to the weather channel's julie martin who is in ocean city, maryland. good morning. >> good morning, chris. yeah, we're next here at ocean city, m.d. i
in virginia where he was taking questions on the economy. >> they should definitely get an extension of the tax cuts that were instituted in 2001-2003. we could get that done this week. but we're still in this wrestling match with john boehner and mitch mcconnell about the last 2-3% where on average, weighed be giving them $100,000 for people making a million dollar or more. >> a chief medicare specialist is criticizing the obama's administration's projections on the effects of the health care overhaul predicting it will save less money than supporters have argued. in addition, he says numbers provided on a white house blog last week that indicates spending per insured person will be $1,000 lower in the year 2019 because of the law are in fact not quote meaningful or accurate. >>> and the u.s. government says it will not pay the prison bail for american higher sarah shourd, who iran says it will release on health grounds in exchange for $500,000. earlier yesterday, shourd's family asked to have the bail reduced, saying they couldn't afford it. we'll follow that. tony blair, next on "
of of the ones they hoped for are among the most endangered people, so tom perry of virginia. he was tagged as a future leader. he's sort of a family jewels of this family leadership. it's going to be -- everybody's going to have a chance to step up. >> wow. the young guns and family jewels. >> might get shot. >> mika, you love talking about mike bloomberg for president? >> making some high profile endorsements. >> i've been reading this on politico. >> what's he up to? >> people aren't sure, but he's doing a lot of elevate his national profile. he's a little bit filling the gap of -- now like mayor bloomberg, so we've seen the mayor make eorseme have mayers races, republicans and democrats, he seems to be endorsing on the basis of his issues including education reform, gun control. he's taken on three dputy mayors including steve goldsmith of indiana and our friend, howard wolfson. >> what's your thoughts on bloomberg? times seem to be right for an independent. >> they sure do. for someone to the left of barack obama on nearly every social issue, that's probably not what the country's goin
first call comes from richmond, virginia. randy on our line for republicans. caller: i have a question -- or a common. -- comment. i wanted to give you a personal compliments on your last segment. you were very professional -- not just cracking of about the planets alignments on september 50. host: thank you a lot. thank you for your questions or comments. caller: i saw on msnbc about the secretary of labor was talking about the large portion of money being invested in this high tech training. doing some investments there. i work in a very high tech field and i have been unemployed for over eight months. i have plenty of security. my question is, how do you think that will trace how those funds will help of the lower income, or as you were saying, just high-school educated person in the workforce? i believe it would be a good step, but it will not help anything in the here and now to get any kind of education in the high-tech industry -- you at least need a four-year degree. guest: that is true. if you are looking in the high- tech industry in particular, most of those jobs to require
that chinese currency is undervalued. it is a problem. it affect it is ohio virginia. it's a source of great frustration for many years i've experienced in manufacturing. and where people disagree is how we should respond. and there's a number of paths. certainly the ryan-murphy bill is one approach. there are other that is are offered. how effective do you think unilateral u.s. action would be such as tear yiffs in enforcing the chinese to appreciate their currency? particularly considering some of the wto conversations? >> i think for any action to be effective it has to be able to withstand challenge. that doesn't mean we have no independent capacity to act. there are tools we have that are fully consistent with the wto. and our agreements with china. and i think that where those tools can be effective, we should be prepared to use them as we are. the critical test is whether they can withstand challenge. and there are a range of things we have the capacity to do that meet that test. as i mentioned in my testimony. >> thank you. and finally, the one thing that i noticed from quiet diploma
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